Santa Cruz Survivors

By now you’ve probably heard us talk about Santa Cruz Survivors during the Gun Zone Radio shows.

We’re proud to have them as one of our Partners and our primary go-to source for preparedness information.  YOU should too!



This is not a place for doomsday scenarios and conspiracy theories.

Our Mission:

Foster mini-communities where neighbors will come together in any event to survive and defend together.
Provide the basics for community members to prepare for probable scenarios in the Santa Cruz region.
Give training on the most common methods of self reliance with regard to water and food storage, security and shelter.


Armorer & Firearms Maintenance Classes

As part of our ongoing commitment to firearms safety and education, NorCal MedTac will be offering a wide range of armorer and basic firearms maintenance classes.

Part of responsibility of owning a firearm is making sure it is in top condition regardless of the role it has in your life. Personal defense, sport, competition, hunting or just plain target shooting all make critical demands on a firearm.

We want you to have confidence in your abilities as well as your tools.

Basic maintenance, cleaning and armorer level classes are in the works. Stay tuned for more information as the classes are formed!

Sabre Pepper Spray Classes Available

A new self-defense class has been added to the NorCal MedTac Defensive Courses T-CL-HM-80 Blackroster; Pepper Spray Personal Safety Academy.  This three (3) hour class is designed to give you the tools necessary to deter and defend against an attack.

Two sessions are currently available, hosted through in Santa Cruz. Click the courses below to go to & sign up.

Pepper Spray Certification Course: April 21, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Civilian Personal Safety Academy: Thursday, May 2 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Includes Pepper Spray and Taser Certifications)

Reminder: Sabre Pepper Spray now available on our Products page. Prices include shipping.

Designer Concealed

While searching the depths of this year’s Shot Show in Las Vegas, we came across a vendor with a great set of products for women who carry concealed weapons – firearms, tasers or pepper spray.

Designer Concealed Carry

Use coupon code ncmt and receive a $10 discount at checkout.

Designer Concealed Carry makes a high end product with a separate locking firearm compartment. It is both fashionable and functional. They also have messenger style bags for men. Click here for a features document in .pdf



Website Changes and new facebook and tumblr pages

Thanks to the hard work of a few instructors the website and new facebook business page are starting to look good.

You may have noticed that we have updated the calendar to reflect our actual availability.  We hope that this will allow those wishing private training the opportunity to know when dates are open so that they can immediately request them to get on the schedule.  As well we have added three new classes; Women’s Only Defensive Pistol 101, Intro Handgun, and Intro Rifle.  We want students to have every opportunity to begin their training in a comfortable setting and at their pace.  So please check them both out under the defensive courses tab.

We are happy to announce that we now can accept credit cards through Paypal.  Just select the checkout with paypal option and you can use Visa, MC, Discover, or AMEX.

We are using social media more and more.  Please visit our pages on the following sites:



We’ve gone international!

Very excited that last Friday I was able to do my first “international” lesson with an exchange student from Italy.  At first I wasn’t sure if there was too much of a language barrier but with the way the shots ended up I think it came through just fine in translation.

July Defensive Pistol 102

We just completed and great Defensive Pistol 102 last weekend.  We had eight awesome students that showed up ready to learn.  One of the first things I asked of them is to put themselves in a mindset that every shot meant their life or the life of a loved one.  I asked them to be agressive in every task they performed for the two days.  They responded and then some.  With only eight participants the pace was fast and hard and extra drilled added until we reached an average round count of 1200 rounds a  person.  We went as a group from reinforcing fundementals to full fighting drills with a handgun and moving in a team wiht no 180 degree range rule needed due to professional gun handling exhibited by all.  It was a great two days that I hope all took a lot home from.